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Right on John. You comment:

"It may help when next time a group says "we need a fancy new site". Circuit Riders can explain that these days the network is the site, and they are demonstrating that." is helpful.

It took me no time to cut and paste that code and get it to your via the still greatest online organising application - EMAIL! For me the big thing is moving beyond content ownership to content engagement. Been singing this tune for a long time but I'm afraid I'm still seeinga level of resistance that is depressing. Don't mean to be negative and will keep sharing freely but it is a challenge.

Thanks for pointing to the positive examples...but we got to do more to move this more open framework WITHOUT irresponsibly overly hyping the role that Web 2.0 tools play. For me it is why i always point first to Web 2.0 strategies.....as opposed to tools. yes barriers are lower but it still comes down to a level of intentionality.

I like the idea of the network being the site. It provides a mental hook on which to hang the idea of social media.

The link to the Social Media Guide - which is a very good production - popped up about 2 hours after I had sent off my own inferior attempt to cover similar ground for a community regeneration newsletter I produce. I have now added it as essential reading.

I agree too with Marc's comment above about the need to engage with, rather than own the content. I suspect this will be a hard nut because too often there are 'turf wars' over the most unlikely issues.

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